There was such a flood of flyover-related news over Christmas and New Year that we thought you might like a little summary – see below. One story that deserves more attention, as reported by Wellington Scoop, is that NZTA has said it is thinking of building not one but two flyovers: http://wellington.scoop.co.nz/?p=51395
In NZTA’s little game of “double or quits”, we say “quits”. Quit now, NZTA, before you waste even more taxpayer money on ugly, outdated, massively expensive and utterly unneeded monuments to 1950s transport thinking.
Other news and views you may have missed:
- NZTA’s own experts admit that their flyover plans fails on seven of nine criteria: http://wellington.scoop.co.nz/?p=51708
- How will this car ever cope with pre-Christmas congestion at the Basin?
- NZTA scrambles to contain the damage after they are forced to admit publicly that their chair, Chris Moller, has a conflict of interest over the Basin because he also heads that poster child for organisational dysfunction, New Zealand Cricket. (In case you think we’re being too harsh, UK cricket writer Rob Steen, in the New Zealand section of his wishlist for 2013, yesterday referred to “the failed All Black wannabes who run the game there”. Wonder whom he’s talking about?)
- The Save the Basin Campaign applauds Wellington City Council for its decision to oppose a Basin Reserve flyover and explore alternative, non-flyover options.